I really do.
But for now, an admission.
I admit I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. The first week home I'm sure I ran on pure adrenaline. And then the second week I finally got some sleep and we sorta found a new 'normal'. And now that we begin the third week home, I'm ...well, wishing I had the adrenaline back.
Anyone who knows me knows how much of a home body I am. I mean, I love venturing out to my big kids' sporting events, although I've missed the majority of softball and baseball games due to a combination of weather and the Krowd I run with. But I digress.
Mostly, the reality has set in because of the number of appointments we have each week. Leave early, get back late, take 3 little girls everywhere. And then the laundry. I mean, these people just keep changing clothes :) And the meals, and dishes and the homework and yada yada. I'm not upset, I'm not complaining, and I'm not asking for pity. I'm simply admitting that I'm so much less than I want to be.
I haven't even started back to work yet. At this point I can't imagine adding another thing to my day. The beauty of my work is that I get to act like a professional a couple times a week, and then I get to be casual, completing my work at home the rest of the week. But working from home is not what it used to be :) I can squeeze in a few minutes here and there between feeding the troops, laundry, potty breaks, laundry, therapy, laundry, changing diapers, laundry, planning meals, laundry, homework and laundry.
So, I guess what I'm trying to say in all this mess is we would appreciate your prayers! I know many of you pray for our family regularly, and that is such a blessing! We have some specific decisions to make (no, it's not about adoption). As a couple, we want to have our priorities straight and keep our focus on what really matters. It is so easy for me to become distracted. So if you would pray for us, I would be so grateful!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.